November 22, 2021 - January 9, 2022

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Michael R. Jackson
Music Directed by Rona Siddiqui
Choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly
Directed by Stephen Brackett

In association with Playwrights Horizons and Page 73 Productions
The first two preview performances are PWYW and will be available via TodayTix a few days before the performances.

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The 2020 Pulitzer Prize-winner about a Black, queer writer writing his original musical… about a Black, queer writer writing his original musical.

Usher is a Black queer writer working a job he hates while writing his original musical… about a Black queer writer working a job he hates while writing his original musical. Michael R. Jackson’s blistering, mind-blowing, Pulitzer Prize-winning new musical follows a young artist at war with a host of demons — including the punishing thoughts in his head — in an attempt to capture and understand his own strange loop.

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Woolly Mammoth is committed to making its performances accessible to the community. Open Captioned, ASL Interpreted, and Audio Described performances are available for select performances throughout the run of A Strange Loop.

Distanced Performances are available for those who feel more comfortable in a theatre when seated only directly beside members of their own party or alone. All seats to the side, in front, and behind each party (of any size) will be blocked off and unavailable to other audience members, creating a distanced seating experience.

  • Tuesday, December 14
  • Wednesday, December 22 Matinee

Open Captioned performances feature permanently visible, on-screen text description that displays dialogue, identifies speakers, and describes other relevant sounds.

  • Tuesday, December 7
  • Tuesday, December 14
  • Tuesday, December 21
  • Tuesday, December 28

ASL Interpreted performances feature interpreters placed inside the theatre who translate what the actors are saying and expressing to the audience.

  • Saturday, December 11 Matinee
  • Sunday, December 19 Matinee

Audio Described performances feature live narration interspersed with the actors’ dialogue used to provide information surrounding key visual elements.

  • Wednesday, December 15
  • Wednesday, December 29


  • Sunday, December 5 Matinee
  • Thursday, December 9
  • Sunday, December 12th Matinee
  • Thursday, December 16
  • Sunday, December 19 Matinee (ASL interpreted)

“When I think about all the unexpected work Woolly could do, what’s more unexpected than a Broadway-bound musical? This show is very special to me. When I was 25 and Michael R. Jackson was 24 and still in graduate school, I directed the first early readings of A STRANGE LOOP. With this project, my past is becoming my present, and, in a way, my very own strange loop! This musical centers a Black queer man whose experience stands in sharp relief to the more mainstream LGBTQ progress we’ve seen over the past decade. Woolly Mammoth will break into song with what I believe to be completely Woolly material – a bold show with nerve, replete with soaring and gut-wrenching show tunes.”

– Maria Manuela Goyanes

In an effort to be more transparent, Woolly is now providing a fuller description of the plot and contents. For a detailed summary of the show, including spoilers, please click here. If you have further questions about any content please contact our box office at 202.393.3939.